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Trademark dispute: Lush result… for Lush

By Rachael Barber

Lush, an ethical high-street cosmetics company, made a conscious decision to prevent its products from being available for sale on the Amazon retail website, as it was critical of Amazon’s business ethics.

Lush is the owner of a Community trademark for ‘LUSH’, which entitles it to prevent others from using anything identical or similar. When Lush discovered that Amazon had purposefully pursued the LUSH brand and the LUSH mark, it wanted to put a stop to it.

Lush’s claims in court were threefold…

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